A real "head turner" powered by a Chevy 350 with a TH400 tranny. Growing up in the 50's, I always wanted a "street rod" and I finally got one. It brought back memories of "77 Sunset Strip." Something fun to drive and fun to work on. I saw it advertised and it was a quick decision. The brush painting of a Monterey Tree on each side was a real plus.
The vehicle was built in Fresno, California and I purchased it from the son of the builder who had passed away. I purchased it seven years ago from the original builder and have been updating. I tinkered with it until I felt like I could take it to a car show and not be embarrassed and to my surprise, won a trophy. People loved it. I continued to improve its appearance, upholstered with "ultra leather" and plush carpeting, and beginning winning more trophies. I have replaced the radiator, shock absorbers (all around), master cylinder, shifter (Locar), radio and tires. Replaced the Holly carburetor with a new carburetor with auto choke. Installed a Pertronix ignitor replacing the points. Valve covers were removed, polished, and painted to match the vehicle. Heat shields have been polished. Engine has solid lifters and the rear end is a 10 bolt chevy rear-end. I have compiled somewhat of a build book. Fun to drive and I have received a lot of compliments. I have had my fun now let this be your new ride....Fun, fun, fun.
Driven: Supercharged 1932 Tommy Fitzgerald Roadster
This is the 21st in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Las Vegas collector car auction
Hot rod and lowrider were projects after coming home from the wars
Introduced in 1908, the Ford Model T was hand-built until 1914 when it was then made on a moving assembly line.
Danny Shaffer of Bakersfield, California was awarded the FAST Revolution Award for his 1933 Ford Roadster powered by a Boss 520 at the Western Street Rod Nationals.
As the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association season launched with a major show this past weekend, lots of people are focusing on fun street rods as the way to go.
History takes many forms, and as with automobiles, an ever-changing progression of styles and tastes.
At the Street Rod Nationals East held at the York Expo Center in York, Pennsylvania, the National Street Rod Association, NSRA, chose five vehicles to be awarded the “Pro’s Pick.”
The International Show Car Association and the National Street Rod Association have announced two winners of the “ISCA Pick” award: